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-*'''[[Debate: Should colleges ban fraternities?|Should colleges ban fraternities?]]''' - June 15th, 2011.+*'''[[Debate: US intervention in Libya| US intervention in Libya| US intervention in Libya]]''' - June 19th, 2011.
-:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr2-pDkewSk Yale bans fraternity for chants against women on YouTube]+:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWdML-keFX8 "Libya, War Powers Start White House, Congress on Collision Course." PBS Newshour. June 15th, 2011]
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-*'''PRO: Fraternities organized around sexual exploitation of women.''' [http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/05/05/frat-guys-gone-wild-whats-the-solution/colleges-condone-fraternities-sexist-behavior Nicholas Syrett. "Schools Are Culpable." The New York Times. May 6th, 2011]: "By the 1980s, a number of studies have shown that there was a widespread movement among fraternities toward alcohol-fueled sexual aggression and assault, whereby victimized women are understood as vehicles for men's pleasure and bonding. While statistics on the incidence of sexual assault are notoriously unreliable, over the past 30 years psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists and educators have continued to document alarming trends in pressure to have sex among fraternity men, coerce it from unwilling women through the use of alcohol, and report about it afterward to the assembled brotherhood."+*'''PRO: [[Arguments: US action in Libya does not amount to hostilities/war| US action in Libya does not amount to hostilities/war]]''' [http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/204673/united-states-activities-in-libya-6-15-11.pdf Obama Administration letter to Congress justifying Libya engagement, June 15th, 2011]: "The President is of the view that the current U.S. military operations in Libya are consistent with the War Powers Resolution and do not under that law require further congressional authorization, because U.S. military operations are distinct from the kind of 'hostilities' contemplated by the Resolution’s 60 day termination provision. U.S. forces are playing a constrained and supporting role in a multinational coalition, whose operations are both legitimated by and limited to the terms of a United Nations Security Council Resolution that authorizes the use of force solely to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under attack or threat of attack and to enforce a no-fly zone and an arms embargo. U.S. operations do not involve sustained fighting or active exchanges of fire with hostile forces, nor do they involve the presence of U.S. ground troops, U.S. casualties or a serious threat thereof, or any significant chance of escalation into a conflict characterized by those factors."
-*'''CON: Rape culture needs changing; frat ban is no fix.''' [http://feministing.com/2011/04/26/caitlin-flanagan-calls-for-the-end-of-fraternities/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter CHLOE. "Caitlin Flanagan calls for the end of fraternities." Fleministing. April 26th, 2011]: "The problem here is rape culture, which is particularly pronounced within fraternities. But rape culture exists in many places on college campuses. Again, this is not to excuse it or to argue that many wrongs make a right. Rather, I propose that the more productive solution of keeping fraternities intact, while working to change the particularly egregious rape culture that they so often foster, which is simply a more concentrated version of the rape culture that exists on so many campuses – even those with no Greek life at all." +*'''CON: [[Argument: US is clearly engaged in hostilities in Libya| US is clearly engaged in sustained hostilities in Libya]]''' [http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2011/06/15/libya-war-is-legal-because-technically-were-not-involved/ John Glaser. "Libya War is Legal, Because Technically We’re Not Involved." AntiWar. June 15, 2011]: "It’s a very difficult argument to get your head around. [...] We’re not technically breaking the law, because in order to violate the War Powers Resolution you have to be at war, and all we’re doing is bombing another country. We’re not engaged in 'hostilities' since we’re only…bombing another country. Our aims our limited to the protection of civilians by the legally binding UN Resolution, despite the fact that we have officially changed the war aims to regime change."
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 +*'''[[Debate: Should colleges ban fraternities?|Should colleges ban fraternities?]]''' - June 15th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Random sobriety tests for drivers|Random sobriety tests for drivers]]''' - June 7th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Random sobriety tests for drivers|Random sobriety tests for drivers]]''' - June 7th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Home plate collision rule in baseball| Home plate collision rule in baseball]]''' - June 1, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Home plate collision rule in baseball| Home plate collision rule in baseball]]''' - June 1, 2011.

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